A series of lively, far-reaching discussions between Rupert and his close friends Ralph Abraham and Terence McKenna, that took place between 1989 and 1998, in America and England.
Discussions between Mark Vernon and Rupert about science, religion and consciousness.
A series of dialogues with Marc Andrus, the Bishop of California, at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco – September, 2015.
A new series of dialogues between Rupert and Matthew Fox recorded in London, 2014.
Each year Rupert holds a dialogue with Dr Andrew Weil at Hollyhock, Cortes Island, BC, Canada.
Rupert debates Prof Lewis Wolpert at the Cambridge Science Festival, March 20th 2009.
Rupert Sheldrake and Bruce Lipton, a dialogue in Seattle, USA on August 2007.
Short Audio Clips
Read about Rupert at the BA Festival of Science, UEA Norwich Sept 2-9th 2006
Rupert's paper on Telephone Telepathy was widely reported in the media and gave rise to a major controversy. Full details, including press comments, audio interviews and discussions, and articles are here... BA Science Festival 2006
A discussion between Rupert and Michael Brooks and Vivienne Parry (chair) at the Institute for Contemporary Arts, London on Jan 27 2009.
Interview on BBC Radio 4 Material World, Jan 29 2009, given by Rupert on his theory of Morphic Resonance with comments by Prof Bernard Carr.
From the video Seven Experiments That Could Change the World, this is a great introduction to the life and work of Dr. Sheldrake. If you really like the introduction clip, I highly recommend the video that Wellspring Media did on the Seven Experiments.
We need contact with animals - beginning with the ancient shamans up until today with domesticated animals like dogs and cats. Rupert explores why it may be that we need this bond and how disastrous our present situation is - where cows and pig are herded and slaughtered by the masses for indulgent consumers on their lunch breaks to McDonald's.
Full Seminars, Lectures and Dialogues
A talk Rupert gave at the Breaking Convention conference on June 30, 2017, at the University of Greenwich, London. He summarizes the basic principles of morphic resonance, and shows how these may shed light on some of the content of psychedelic experiences through morphic resonance with people who have taken the same substance in the past.
A conversation with Ralph Abraham in London in December 2015. We discuss recent consciousness research, and in particular a conference in India at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Bangalore, and a symposium in England on psychedelics, focussing on the visionary effects of DMT and ayahuasca.
Rupert explores the possibility that the sun and other stars are conscious, as opposed to the usual assumption that they are unconscious and inanimate. This talk was at the Royal Geological Society in London in December 2015, to the Gaia Network.
Rupert and Charles Eisenstein talk about the foundations of science, both as an institution and as a path to knowledge. Like all the institutions of modernity, science faces a crisis that is increasingly recognized within science itself. November 18, 2015
A dialogue with Erik Davis in his Expanding Mind series on Progressive Radio Network: Setting Science Free.
Rupert Sheldrake and David Abram probe the meaning and manifestation of magic in the world: presented at Hollyhock on Cortes Island, Canada on August 6, 2015.
A dialogue with Rupert Sheldrake and Joseph Milne on nature and science in our modern world which took place at the Temenos Academy on July 13, 2009.
Rupert's talk in Dartington Great Hall, Devon on January 28, 2015, about his own personal journey and about contemporary cultural, intellectual and and social movements that are leading to a rediscovery of God.
Rupert's Lecture at the UK Council for Psychotherapy on Nov 26 2014.
Many people used to think that belief in God would disappear with the advance of science. But that has not happened, and some prominent atheists are now trying to reinvent religion. What is going on? Is the universe ultimately conscious or unconscious? And if consciousness pervades all nature, how does it work?
A talk by Rupert at Hollyhock on Cortes Island, Canada in August 2014.
The Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge University, May 15, 2013.
Rupert's lecture at the New York Open Center, November 21, 2012.
Rupert at Groningen University, Holland, April 20, 2012. A lecture on The Science Delusion with a response by Prof Jan-Willem Romaijn.
Science of Intuition: Teleseminar with Rupert and Dean Radin, from IONS Institute of Noetic Sciences, 20th October 2010.
A dialogue between Matthew Fox and Rupert at Colet House, London on April 6th 2009.
The Tyndale Lecture 2008, at Lambeth Palace
Rupert's Keynote Address at the Towards a Science of Consciousness Conference in Tucson, Arizona - 12 April 2008.
Rupert's Lecture at Goldsmiths College, London, November 21st 2006
Rupert debates with Professor Chris French, Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths College, University of London on the 29th November 2006. Chaired by Professor Simon Blackburn.
Are the nest-building activities of termites still harmoniously coordinated even when sensory communication is blocked by means of a barrier? This and excerpt from a workshop at the Psychology of Health, Immunity & Disease conference in Hilton Head, SC. December, 1997.
From the enormously successful PBS series, listen to Rupert explain his hypothesis and give experimental and circumstantial evidence: What is morphic resonance? Watch video excerpts from the series.
Were there any laws of the universe at the same time of the big bang? Cambridge trained biologist Rupert Sheldrake, author of A New Science of Life and The Presence of the Past, says that all laws developed as habits over time. Thus the universe and its laws can be seen to be applied to physics, chemistry and cosmology. This audio clip is from the Thinking Allowed Series video with Dr. Jeffrey Mishlove.
The so-called "laws of nature" may actually be more like habits and instincts than immutable and inviolable principles. Rupert Sheldrake, biologist and author of the controversial A New Science of Life, suggests that from this perspective all of creation may be viewed as a living organism. This ancient concept challenges the notion of the universe as a mechanism with God as the great mechanic. This audio clip is from the Thinking Allowed Series video with Dr. Jeffrey Mishlove.
This was the keynote address at the Psychology of Health, Immunity & Disease conference in Hilton Head, SC. December, 1997. If you are interested in the psychic pet and staring research, you'll really like this clip.
Follow Rupert along with his research assistant David Brown through the streets of Assisi, Italy and Santa Cruz, California as they attempt to figure out how animals have the ability to predict earthquakes. Learn about the current research on the subject in Japan and how interested the Unites States Geological community is interested in using animals to help predict earthquakes.
Rupert's lecture at the SPR Study Day on Skeptics - London, October 25 2008. Read a review of the day's proceedings by Matt Colborn: Spotlight on Sceptics Day.
From the CBC Radio series Thinking About Science, January 23, 2008
(Audio no longer available) On National Public Radio (NPR), January 5, 1996, Rupert Sheldrake and Shawn Carlson participated in a call-in show, called Science Friday.